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Improve various aspects of your life with our hand-picked range of healthy living and well-being books. These health books are brilliant for your mindset, and you can also check out our great range of mindfulness books that are packed full of helpful relaxation and meditation techniques to help you achieve a better state of mental health.

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Health & Well-Being Books

  • The Essential Digital Detox Plan

    Orianna Fielding

    Product Code: EDDX
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    We all know we now live in a digital world, but wouldn't it be great to take a break from screens and pause for breath every once in a while?

    It's full of self-help assessments, step-by-step programmes and rebalancing techniques that will show you how to still have social media and digital outlets as a rewarding role in you life, but not at the expense of personal relationships and your mental health.

    Orianna Fielding's The Essential Digital Detox Plan will help you achieve the balance that is needed in today's always-on world. It even has a 10-step digital detox plan and will help you understand how being unplugged and 'off grid' is good for your well-being.

    Please be advised this book contains mature content.
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  • Four-Legged Therapy

    Department Store for the Mind

    Product Code: FLGT
    Hardback
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    Four-Legged Therapy is a book that asks what healthy habits we can learn from our fluffy, scaly and smelly companions?

    It celebrates how pets and animals help us feel more present and connected and make life feel more worth living. There is a focus on the 'hensioners' who look after ex-battery chickens and dogs who listen to children reading.

    There's also the heart-warming story of Mitzpah the collie, who knows how to make people smile.
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  • Not Fade Away

    Celia Dodd

    Product Code: NTFA
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    Learn how to be yourself and take control of your future after retiring by following the advice on offer in Not Fade Away.

    Retirement offers new possibilities for personal growth through learning, retraining, travelling and friendship, but many people struggle with the adjustment to a different pace (and way!) of life.

    This book brings together insights from recent retirees who reveal the lessons they've learned and how they've found fulfilment in a variety of ways since cutting down on work.
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  • Diet for the Mind

    Martha Clare Morris

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    The MIND diet is packed with food that is good for you and this book is packed full of recipes that could cut your risk of dementia and cognitive decline by as much as 53%.

    This book reveals the groundbreaking nutritional science behind the MIND diet and the recipes make use of whole grains, leafy greens, lean proteins, beans and veg.

    This book also has vital information about vitamins, dietary fats, alcohol and caffeine and will help you on the way to weight loss and vitality.
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  • Triathlon

    Dominic Bliss

    Product Code: THLO
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    Get fit for 2018 with this guide to tackling your first triathlon. It covers all three elements - swimming, cycling and running - of the sport and explains why this event captures the imagination of so many people.

    Beginning with the basics, author Dominic Bliss looks over the history of the sport and discusses what it takes to compete in a race. He then talks about training, offering plans that will help you improve your time and advice on diets, swimming techniques and staying aerodynamic on a bike.

    After this, he looks at the equipment you'll need and then talks about the day of the race - all the way from pre-race nutrition to post-race warm-down and recovery.
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  • Look What You Made Me Do

    Helen Walmsley-Johnson

    Product Code: LWYM
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    After listening to The Archers and hearing the story about Helen Tichener being emotionally abused by her husband, Helen Walmsley-Johnson found some of the plot elements disturbingly familiar. This is her story about how she wound up - and escaped - two relationships full of coercive control.

    Helen's first husband controlled all aspects of her life, from who she saw to how much money was in her bank account. He alienated her from friends, family and even their three daughters. He eventually threw her out, leaving Helen no chance but to painfully rebuild her life.

    In her early 40s, Helen met Franc - who at first seemed kind, charming and considerate but soon also started telling her what to wear, eat and even to think.

    This candid and gripping memoir explains how she ended up being trapped by two smiling abusers and has been written to help other women in similar situations have the courage to walk away. It will help you recognise, understand and survive this sinister form of abuse.
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  • The G Plan Diet

    Amanda Hamilton (Author)

    Product Code: GPLN
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    The G Plan Diet is a cookbook packed with over 75 recipes that are good for your gut. Backed by the latest research, the healthy bacteria in these treats will help you lose weight for good.

    As featured on ITV's Save Money: Good Health, it begins with a digestive 'rest' and introduces you to the 10 best gut-healthy foods and then a 21-day plan that will help you avoid bloating, discomfort and find more energy, a better outlook and clearer skin.

    Among the recipes featured are apple and cinnamon pancakes, rocket, walnut and beetroot salad with gorgonzola and garlic prawns with quinoa salad.
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  • How Not to Die

    Michael Greger

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    Why rely on drugs and surgery to cure you of life-threatening disease when the right decisions can prevent you from falling ill to begin with? How Not To Die gives effective, scientifically-proven nutritional advice to prevent our biggest killers - heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes - and reveals the astounding health benefits that simple dietary choices can provide. Based on the very latest scientific research, How Not To Die examines each of the most common diseases, chapter by chapter, to reveal what, how and why different foods affect us and how increasing our consumption of certain foods and avoiding others can dramatically reduce our risk of falling sick and even reverse the effects of disease. With emphasis on individual family health history and acknowledging that everyone needs something different, Dr Michael Greger offers practical dietary advice to help you make valuable decisions about your diet in order to live a longer, healthier lives.
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  • Good Food: Low-calorie Recipes

    Sarah Cook

    Product Code: ANQUS
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    Keeping an eye on your calorie intake can be a real struggle - whether you're following a low-calorie diet or just watching what you eat, it's difficult to keep track of the numbers. Which is where Good Food: Low-calorie Recipes can help! It's filled with delicious recipes for any time of the day, and all low in calories. Handily arranged by precise calorie intake, there are ideas for filling breakfasts, fast midweek meals, low-cal crowd-pleasers, emergency snacks and even sweet treats! With each recipe triple-tested by the team at Britain's best-selling cookery magazine and accompanied by a full nutritional breakdown, you can cook your own mouthwatering meals. This little cookbook is a fast-track to a low-calorie diet.
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  • The Art of Extreme Self-Care

    Cheryl Richardson

    Product Code: CBZEY
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    Forget face masks, herbal teas and bubble baths. This is real self-care. In the 10 years since The Art of Extreme Self-Care was first published, it has gently guided thousands to prioritize their needs and start upgrading their lives. Designed as an action-oriented programme, each chapter challenges you to alter one behaviour that keeps getting you in trouble, one month at a time. With examples from Cheryl's personal journey of extreme self-care, you'll learn how to: - find time to do what you really want to do - release control and finally accept the help you deserve - swap toxic relationships for soul-nourishing ones - stop self-sabotage and start seeing yourself with compassion - take care of your long-term health - physical, mental and spiritual In this revised and updated edition, Cheryl also shares new resources - including websites, books and podcasts - to help you embark on your self-care journey, as well as detailed information about how to create a support group so you can start your own self-care community. Before you know it, your life will be completely transformed.
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  • Anxiety: Practical About Panic

    Joshua Fletcher

    Product Code: CBYRY
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    Do you suffer from anxiety and panic? So did Joshua Fletcher, the author of the self-published bestseller ANXIETY: PANICKING ABOUT PANIC - but he treated his own condition successfully, went back to school, became a counsellor and emerged as one of the country's leading experts. ANXIETY: PRACTICAL ABOUT PANIC is a complete, easy to read and hugely practical book about anxiety from someone who knows how to recover and live your life to the full - and will show you how. Concentrating on the actions that you can take to alleviate and overcome your worries, this book is all about you and what you need to do to improve your life.
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  • The Jog on Journal

    Bella Mackie

    Product Code: CBPYU
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    The essential companion to the Sunday Times bestselling Jog On - a funny, practical guide to managing your mental health through exercise. Bella Mackie isn't your average coach - she's much swearier, and she's never going to give you a nutrition plan or join you on a marathon. But through her inspiring personal story and realistic approach she's already inspired thousands of men and women to manage their mental health through exercise. In this journal, Bella takes you on a journey from the sofa to the open road, helping you to: * Gain a new awareness of mental health problems such as anxiety and depression * Cope with side effects such as panic attacks and intrusive thoughts * Learn and memorise calming strategies such as breathing exercises * Build a checklist of everything you need to start running * Develop a regular running schedule, with realistic targets * Use exercise to gain confidence and manage mental health problems Packed with insights from athletes and psychologists and step-by-step achievable goals, The Jog On Journal has everything you need to get you up and running.
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  • How to Hold a Grudge

    Sophie Hannah

    Product Code: CBSAM
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    'Hannah is entertaining company and the book is even more amusing...' The Times 'Hannah is excellent on how to embrace our grudges, nurture them and use them to become a better person' Grazia What if grudges are not just good for us but great? How often have you held a grudge and felt guilty about it? 'Forgive and move on' is the received wisdom, and that's what many of us try to do. Positive thinking is essential for a happy life, but how we get to that positive is even more crucial. What if grudges can ward off danger, and help us live better lives? What if they can act as stepping stones, pointing us in the right direction? This ultimate guide will give you all the tools you need to analyse, process and embrace your grudges in order to be your best possible self. ** How to Hold a Grudge - The Podcast now available for download! Check out Grudge of the Week, and discover the latest Grudge Music **
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  • It's a State of Mind

    James Boardman

    Product Code: CBRTB
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    This book is specifically for men who are struggling in life right now. The overwhelming chaos of life is almost unbearable, and amongst it all you're neglecting yourself. Many men wake up one day and wonder how their life has turned into a disaster zone, full of responsibilities and obligations, and no time to truly have fun and be themselves. How much longer are you going to keep waking up to "Groundhog Day", keep telling yourself your do something about it Monday? This book helps you see why your life has gone off the rails and how to reclaim a brighter future. Discover how to: audit your lifeunderstand the cause of your unhappinessprioritise and structure your day to day routine to improve your wellbeinguse regular small short-term goals to make big changes in your life
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  • Vox Populi

    Peter Jones (Author)

    Product Code: CBRFQ
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    In this compelling tour of the classical world, Peter Jones reveals how it is the power, scope and fascination of their ideas that makes the Ancient Greeks and Romans so important and influential today. For over 2,000 years these ideas have gripped Western imagination and been instrumental in the way we think about the world. Covering everything from philosophy, history and architecture to language and grammar, Jones uncovers their astonishing intellectual, political and literary achievements. First published twenty years ago, this fully updated and revised edition is a must-read for anyone who wishes to know more about the classics - and where they came from.
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  • Mindful Mamma

    Sophie Fletcher

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    Mindful Mamma is a reassuring and practical guide to help you to navigate the life-changing first year of motherhood. You'll learn quick and easy mindfulness and hypnosis techniques alongside mp3 downloads to create moments of calm wherever you need it - even at 4am with a restless baby! As well as this, you'll discover how to use these powerful tools to help with specific challenges along the way, such as fatigue, anxiety around breastfeeding, relationships, and the end of maternity leave. Whether this is your first or fourth baby, Mindful Mamma is an essential toolkit for every mum to feel confident and calm, and ready to manage the physical, emotional and joyful chaos that comes.
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  • Mindful Hypnobirthing

    Sophie Fletcher

    Product Code: CBQXV
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    Hypnotherapist and experienced doula Sophie Fletcher shares with you the secrets to having a safe and positive birth experience. Using a powerful combination of mindfulness, hypnosis and relaxation techniques, Sophie will ensure you feel genuinely excited and completely prepared for birth. With stories from women who have successfully used the tools in this book, and downloadable hypnosis and relaxation tracks, discover how to: - use your mind and body together to stay focused and in control - draw on visualisation and breathing techniques to help birth progress - feel positive and empowered, before, during and after you give birth Reassuring, practical and based entirely on what works, Mindful Hypnobirthing is your essential guide to having a calm and confident birth experience.
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  • The Essential Family Guide to Caring for Older People

    Deborah Stone

    Product Code: CBQRT
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    No one wants to think about getting older. It's true. At any age, when things are moving along normally day to day and everyone seems fit and well, there seems no reason to think about future problems that your friends and relatives might (and probably will) come across as they age. In fact, it might even seem a little morbid to think such thoughts, or possibly even tempting fate? Yet there will come a time when you must raise these issues and, ideally, this should be before any problems arise. The Essential Family Guide to Caring for Older People is the ultimate source of information and help for families with care responsibilities. Deborah Stone draws on her extensive experience working in elder care to offer practical advice on every aspect of the field indepth. Topics range from how to get help immediately, legal information, care funding options, a guide to useful technology and advice on the main physical and mental health issues that affect older people. Plus guidance is given on dealing with social services and ensuring you choose the right care for your situations. Crucially, the book also offers help on how to cope as a carer with practical advice on juggling family, work and your caring responsibilities while looking after yourself.
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  • Get Over It!

    Iyanla Vanzant

    Product Code: CBQCF
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    Today - as repeated attempts to 'fix ourselves and our lives' fail - many of us face unprecedented fears about the future, struggle with unspeakable life tragedies, and sink under the belief that certain lives do not matter in our society. Others confront our epidemic of anxiety with fierce resistance, or 'the fight to be right', criticizing anyone and everyone just to end up stuck. In the face of such pervasive human suffering, New York Times best-selling author and legendary life coach Iyanla Vanzant challenges us: What if it's not them - what if it's you? What if you need to 'get over it' - and get over yourself? Because no matter how much we would like to blame people and circumstances beyond our control, the truth is staggeringly simple: anything and everything we experience is a function of what and how we think. In Get Over It! Iyanla offers a unique spiritual technology called 'thought therapy', a process that harnesses proven spiritual tools with the science of neuroplasticity. The 42 prayers and affirmations, and complementary energy-clearing tools at the heart of the thought therapy process are designed to neutralize and eliminate the unconscious, unproductive, soul-destroying dominant negative thought patterns (DNTPs) and discordant emotional energies, allowing you to get to the root cause of your personal suffering, and make life-affirming choices. If you're ready to break free of your ego's resistance and willing to face yourself, willing to change, and willing to heal and grow - then now's the time to Get Over It!
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  • Keep Clear

    Tom Cutler

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    A wonderfully bittersweet, funnystrange account of living unwittingly with Asperger's syndrome. It is only after a crack-up, at the age of 55, that Tom Cutler gets the diagnosis that allows him to make sense of everything that's come before, including his weird obsessions with road-sign design, magic tricks, spinning tops, and Sherlock Holmes. The final realisation that he has Asperger's allows a light to dawn on the riddles of his life: his accidental rudeness, maladroitness, Pan Am smile, and other social impediments. But, like many with Asperger's, Tom possesses great facility with words, and this shines through this exceptionally warm, bright, and moving memoir, which is alternately strikingly revealing, laugh-out-loud funny, and achingly sad. Tom explores his eccentric behaviour from boyhood to manhood, examines the role of autism in his strange family, and investigates the scientific explanations for the condition. He recounts his anxiety and bewilderment in social situations, his sensory overload, his strange way of dressing, and his particular trouble with girls. He shares his autistic adventures in offices, toyshops, backstage in theatres, and in book and magazine publishing houses, as well as on - or more often off - roads.
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  • The Moves that Matter

    Jonathan Rowson

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    Refined and perfected throughout human history, chess has long been a touchstone for shrewd tacticians and master strategists. But enfolded within this ancient game can be found a singularly resonant metaphor for the challenges, thrills and setbacks that fill our lives with meaning and complexity. Jonathan Rowson's competitive success as a Grandmaster and his work as a philosopher of public policy have given him a unique perspective on why the great game is more important than ever for understanding the conflicts and uncertainties of the modern world. In sixty-four witty and addictive vignettes, Rowson takes us on an exhilarating tour of the game of life, from the psychology of gang violence, to the aesthetics of cyborgs, the beauty of technical details, and the endgame of death. Chess emerges as a rich and endlessly evocative way of thinking about the desires that shape the world around us. The Moves That Matter celebrates the redeeming power of intense concentration, while offering a humane and compassionate account of our interdependence and need for community. Jonathan Rowson reveals, one move at a time, what it means to love, think or care deeply in the intricate game of life.
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  • 10 Voyages Through the Human Mind

    Catherine de Lange

    Product Code: CBIQX
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    The third in a series of books in association with the Royal Institution on their world-renowned Christmas Lectures, this time exploring the intriguing pathways of the human brain and the complexities of the mind. Following on from the success of 13 Journeys Through Space and Time and 11 Explorations into Life on Earth, this third book in the series takes a look at the staggering capabilities of the human brain through ten of the most revealing Christmas Lectures on the subject given at the RI over the last two centuries. Undoubtedly the most complex material in the universe, the human brain makes us who we are, but how it works and why has long been a mystery. Through this series of fascinating lectures, spanning over a hundred years, experts in the fields of psychology, neurology and biology examine the workings of our most important organ, revealing a hidden and complex world.
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  • The Ritual Yearbook

    Theresa Cheung

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    We all need to find connection and meaning in the midst of the fast paced world we live in and rituals offer an easy and simple way to do this. In this 365 year-long exploration, Theresa Cheung offers daily practices to help us bring focus and attention to our lives for meaningful and achievable change. A ritual is any action we take that has meaning beyond its appearance; by giving an action intention it becomes 'sacred' and purposeful. The absence of significant ceremony in our lives has left us feeling disconnected, confused and alone Rituals and ceremony allow us to be present in the now, focus on the future and provide us with closure on the past, they return us to what matters. Drawing on science and psychology, Theresa Cheung's 365 non-denominational rituals will help anyone to transform their lives. Split into four sections, the book begins with 21 simple foundation rituals to help you ground your daily practice. The second and largest section is broken down into 4 areas: Body, Mind, Spirit and Heart. Each containing 74 rituals, some simple and some more complex. Choose the area you feel you want to focus on and follow the rituals in sequence or chose as you wish. The third section has a four week programme focussing on success and broken down week-by-week and the final section contains 21 closing rituals. For those wanting a year long programme the book can be used day-by-day or alternatively chose a ritual at random.
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  • About Us

    Peter Catapano (The New York T

    Product Code: BZQSH
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    Boldly claiming a space in which people with disabilities can be seen and heard as they are-not as others perceive them-About Us captures the voices of a community that has for too long been stereotyped and misrepresented. Speaking not only to those with disabilities, but also to their families, coworkers and support networks, the authors in About Us offer intimate stories of how they navigate a world not built for them. Since its 2016 debut, the popular New York Times' "Disability" column has transformed the national dialogue around disability. Now, echoing the refrain of the disability rights movement, "Nothing about us without us," this landmark collection gathers the most powerful essays from the series that speak to the fullness of human experience-stories about first romance, childhood shame and isolation, segregation, professional ambition, child-bearing and parenting, aging and beyond. Reflecting on the fraught conversations around disability-from the friend who says "I don't think of you as disabled," to the father who scolds his child with attention differences, "Stop it stop it stop it what is wrong with you?"-the stories here reveal the range of responses, and the variety of consequences, to being labeled as "disabled" by the broader public. Here, a writer recounts her path through medical school as a wheelchair user-forging a unique bridge between patients with disabilities and their physicians. An acclaimed artist with spina bifida discusses her art practice as one that invites us to "stretch ourselves toward a world where all bodies are exquisite." With these notes of triumph, these stories also offer honest portrayals of frustration over access to medical care, the burden of social stigma and the nearly constant need to self-advocate in the public realm. In its final sections, About Us turns to the questions of love, family and joy to show how it is possible to revel in life as a person with disabilities. Subverting the pervasive belief that disability results in relentless suffering and isolation, a quadriplegic writer reveals how she rediscovered intimacy without touch, and a mother with a chronic illness shares what her condition has taught her young children. With a foreword by Andrew Solomon and introductory comments by co-editors Peter Catapano and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, About Us is a landmark publication of the disability movement for readers of all backgrounds, forms and abilities. Topics Include: Becoming Disabled * Mental Illness is not a Horror Show * Disability and the Right to Choose * Brain Injury and the Civil Right We Don't Think * The Deaf Body in Public Space * The Everyday Anxiety of the Stutterer * I Use a Wheelchair. And Yes, I'm Your Doctor * A Symbol for "Nobody" That's Really for Everybody * Flying While Blind * My $1,000 Anxiety Attack * A Girlfriend of My Own * The Three-Legged Dog Who Carried Me * Passing My Disability On to My Children * I Have Diabetes. Am I to Blame? * Learning to Sing Again * A Disabled Life is a Life Worth Living

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